From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise:

January, 2013


January 31, 2013  10:48 AM

Most Cloud SLAs don’t Cover Your *aaS



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, Data Center, Gartner, Mission-Critical Applications, Security, SLA

Every few months (or weeks), the Cloud Computing industry seems to pick a topic and beat it to death from a technology or religious point of view. The concept of "Cloud SLAs" has been doing the rounds lately. Conveniently, these particular discussions came up after a few well publicized Public...

January 22, 2013  9:50 AM

Extending the Concept of “Application Tiering” to Cloud



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Application Tiering, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, Concierge, Data Center, Hybrid Cloud, Multi-Cloud, Shadow IT

While the discussion about Cloud Computing has evolved over the past few years, far too often it still devolves into a semi-religious debate about Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud. Traditional IT viewpoints say that security and reliability should rule the day, while more progressive viewpoints...


January 22, 2013  1:01 AM

Some Simple SDN Use-Cases



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cloud Management, Gumby Networking, Multi-Cloud, Multi-Tenancy, Overlay Network, Software-Defined Networking, VLAN

Even though I have deeply ingrained networking DNA from having worked many years at Cisco, I've tried to avoid writing about SDN too much. Does it get a lot of hype? Yes. Is it...


January 6, 2013  1:16 PM

The Dream of Multi-Cloud is Alive in Portland?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, Costs, Dell, HP, Lock-In, Multi-Cloud, Open Source, OpenStack, Rackspace, VMware

As I was getting back into the swing of things after the holidays and reviewing a bunch of news sources, a couple of things caught my eye. The first was the return of Portlandia, which made me think of one of my favorite lines,...


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